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Thread: Marantz 6300 - Is it's beauty only skin deep?

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    Default Marantz 6300 - Is it's beauty only skin deep?

    Spotted one of these on Ebay, then had a look on the Vintage knob, which doesn't rate its sound very highly, and wondered why people would spend big money on a TT just for cool 70s styling, so has anyone got/heard one?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-M...53.m1438.l2649

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Spotted one of these on Ebay, then had a look on the Vintage knob, which doesn't rate its sound very highly, and wondered why people would spend big money on a TT just for cool 70s styling, so has anyone got/heard one?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-M...53.m1438.l2649
    why?

    1) it does look pretty cool in a 70s sideburns, tia maria with your prawn cocktail kind of way.
    2) probably sounds pretty good too to most people who haven't heard a proper high end turntable (which is most people)
    3) it'll likely be used by such people in a system where a high end turntable would be a waste anyway.
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    Oh wow, yeah, seriously cool.

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    In the 70s, even Spock was a cool dude

    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ortofon 309 Limited tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N + Shure M3D Jico stylus; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0 retipped by Ana Mighty Sound bamboo cantilever, Spirit '78' 3.0 conical from Ana, also vintage GE VRII, Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Duncan 'Tuberhunter' 200w class D; preamp - Pass DCB1; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage SPU-GE; SUTs - Ortofon 2-15k & Bob's Devices; Phono Stage: Schiit Mani; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    .... says the guy with vintage-look Tannoys.
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    Nice looking turntable but I wouldn't pay that much for it, that doesn't mean it's not worth the money. My denon DP80 was a money pit but it worth it for the sound quality.
    People are asking stupid money for standard lenco's.
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    The Marantz is overpriced in my opinion. I don't recall them quite matching the build quality of the best Japanese makes.

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    Actually, I've seen those Marantz tts 'in the flesh' and those pictures don't show quite how cheap and poorly made they look.
    As Robbie says, the Pioneers look much better.

    Edit: Oops, overlapped with Geoff saying something similar.
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    Funny how much people buy stuff on 'reputation'. I mean that's where 90% of the LP12s profits come from!

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